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Meet the SSYS Coaches
Coaching Staff

Tim Anderson

Associate Head Coach

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Education: University of New Haven; 2007; BA Music and Sound Recording

Coach Tim Anderson grew up in Middletown, Rhode Island where he swam competitively from ages 7-18 for
the Newport County YMCA Wahoos.  In college, Anderson pursued his other passion, studying music
and sound recording while performing in New York, Boston, and New Haven, CT.
Coach Tim returned to his hometown after college and took a position with his high school alma
mater, Middletown High School. In his 4 years with the high school team, participation doubled and the team rose to a
top 10 state ranking in 2012.  Anderson also coached with his former club team, the Newport YMCA Wahoos, and a masters group at a private health club. There, he coached long distance open water swimmers in 5k, 6k, 8k, and 10k races for New England Masters, put together clinics for adult swimmers and coached competitive masters swimmers, an American record and National Champion title in the breaststroke. 

Following his time coaching in Rhode Island, Coach Tim was hired by SwimMAC Carolina in
Charlotte, North Carolina.  While at SwimMAC Carolina, where Coach Tim spent 5 years, he learned from U.S. Olympic Head Coach David Marsh as well as Coach Pam Swander and Coach Sarah Holman. Coach Tim’s primary focus at SwimMAC was developing 11-12 age group swimmers as well as 13-14 swimmers. During this time, Coach Tim partook in the development of numerous Jr. National, Futures, Zones and Sectional level athletes.  Coach Tim’s other main focus at SwimMAC was putting together an open water swim program for the club. Through SwimMAC and North Carolina Swimming LSC, he participated with the NC Open Water Zones Team in 2016 which took place in Ft. Myers Florida.  

Coach Tim has learned and has been mentored by some of the most accomplished swimming Coaches in the sport of swimming and has observed and been on deck with some of the most accomplished athletes in the world including Ryan Lochte, Katie Meili, Kathleen Baker, Anthony Ervin, Micah Lawrence, Alex Meyer, Ashley Twichell, Kelsi Worrel and Cammile Adams.  

Coach Tim is a  YMCA and ASCA Certified Coach as well as a member of NISCA.  His focus as a Coach is teaching skills and is a very strong believer in long term development of young athletes by developing correct technique so they're ready for high performance at the senior level.  

Coach Tim loves music and making music, windsurfing, and traveling when he's not coaching.

Suzanne Hughes

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Suzanne coaches both the Silver. and Gold Squads at Mill Pond.  She graduated from The University of Vermont where she worked as a lifeguard and taught swimming lessons during the summers. Her interest in swimming was renewed when the oldest of her two children joined the Strypers.  She eventually left a career as a Software Engineer to spend more time with her family and began working as a lifeguard at the Mill Pond YMCA  A regular swimmer in the Masters Program as well as a certified USA Swimming Official, she is excited to continue her involvement with The Strypers.

Andy Noble

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Andy began a career in Professional triathlon in 1990 - 2001. Racing in Australia 4 months of the year and France 6 months of the year. He also won Duathlon (run/bike/run) World Championships in 1996 and placed 3rd in 1994 and 1998.  Andy won the USA Triathlon Series in 1999 and moved to live permanently in the US at the end of 2000. Andy's swim coaching began as the head coach of the Weymouth Club Master's swim team in the fall of 2000 where he coached for 10years. After the birth of his two girls he took a short break from coaching and began coaching Strypers Gold group in 2014. He now works primarily with the 12 and under age groups.

Candace Angle

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Candy was brought to the SSYMC to coach the master’s team.  She was then brought on board with the Strypers, to develop the young swimmers.  Candy spent over 10 years racing Triathlon professionally. She was the 2002 Xterra World Champion.  Sponsors included Speedo, Saucony, PowerBar, Oakley, Aquaman and Fuji Bikes. 

Elizabeth E Belmonte

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Lizy coachs the gold group in hanover and this is her 11th year coaching.  She is the best person you'll ever meet!! She pushes her kids to their full potential and always has fun in the process. You can almost always hear her yelling across the pool deck to someone or something. Lizy is full of tons of postive energy and makes for a pleasant atmosphere on the pool deck. 

Jonathan Ingraham

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Jonathan began swimming in 2005, competing on the Weymouth Waves throughout middle and high school.  He also swam during his time at Northeastern University.  In addition, he was a high school cross country runner, participating in school meets and local races.  In the latter, he achieved first place in his age category on several occasions.  He is an avid skier who likes to hit the slopes whenever possible.  Mathematics is a passion he likes to share, tutoring students and helping them achieve success.  He coaches the Mini Strypers and Platinum Squad.  He lives in Milton, MA with his family.

Larissa Brewster

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Lead Coach for Silver in Quincy Branch
Private Coach/Instruction available upon request.

Liz Menard

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Lead Coach for Bronze/Silver/Gold in Quincy Branch